Intellectual Charity And Returning to Writing

Sincerely I learned about wisdom, and ungrudgingly do I share— her riches I do not hide away;For she is an unfailing treasure;     those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God,     being commended by the gifts that come from her discipline. Now God grant I speak suitably     and value these endowments at their worth:... Continue Reading →

On Being Where You Are

As St. Patrick's day approaches, and thoughts turn to Ireland (or at least some fabled Emerald Isle that bears the name) I think there is something in the saint's story worth considering when we reflect on our local church: 1) There are many beautiful churches and cathedrals in Ireland. 2) Many modern (built in the 70's... Continue Reading →

Coffee Doesn’t Cure Acedia

The many changes over the past seven months (and more) with this site and my work has a rather simple explanation. After about 7 years of freelancing, I got a regular job. The biggest adjustment for my family has been the time; a commute, 8 hours of work or more, lunch time that doesn't count... Continue Reading →

When the World Falls Apart

When your world is falling apart, what is it that is actually changing so drastically? It cannot be anything that can affect your salvation. It may be a change in your role - or what you thought your role was - in the story of salvation. When Peter was called from his boat, when Paul... Continue Reading →

Dependence and Charity

The stated goal of many charities is to encourage independence of families or the individual. The entire operation, if properly aligned, is to help the person and those they support to no longer become dependent on some other entity - in most cases that means they organization specifically does not want the person to remain... Continue Reading →

What are You Afraid of?

As we start another week, what is it that you are afraid of? What is keeping you from doing the miraculous, the amazing, the incredible for the Kingdom of God? Peter could step out of the boat and take a few steps, until he became fearful - even when Our Lord was right there in... Continue Reading →

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